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Reinholt, Royal Knights top SAC

Could it be another sudden-death playoff involving Ridgewood's Joey Hudson for the Sunshine Athletic Conference individual medalist crown?

Host River Ridge's Josh Reinholt thought it would be. Reinholt shot a 36 on the front nine to Hudson's 37 at the turn and figured the match would come down to the final hole.

"I was warming up; putting and chipping and getting ready to play a playoff," Reinholt said. "I thrive on pressure, but I didn't want to play a playoff."

He didn't have to. Hudson, who lost a two-hole playoff to Land O'Lakes' Daren Green in last year's conference match, came in at 78. That was two strokes behind Reinholt, who led River Ridge to its second SAC championship.

"I think the pressure got to me," said Hudson, who needed a birdie on the 18th to force a tie. "I finished bogey, bogey, bogey on the last three (holes). You can't do that and win."

Zephyrhills freshman Mike Wagner finished third with an 81, but three Pasco players shot in the 80s to give River Ridge a scare.

"It was spooky," said River Ridge coach Ron Spriggs, whose team finished at 336, seven strokes ahead of Pasco. "I was pretty scared. Especially after I saw a couple of (Pasco) scores come in."

Jeff Bahmann (82), Zak Aman (83) and John Evenhouse (86) helped the Pirates make it close.

Ridgewood, which at 5-2 tied Pasco for the second-best SAC record behind River Ridge's 6-1 conference mark this season, wound up third at 345.

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